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July 20, 2001

Fungi and lichens

2001 marks the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Ada Hayden Herbarium, in 1871. Pictured is Richard Pohl in 1951, herbarium curator at that time. The herbarium includes more than 400,000 specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, fungi and lichens. It is named for ISU botanist and prairie specialist, Ada Hayden, the first woman to earn a Ph.D. at Iowa State, in 1917. The herbarium is located in Bessey Hall; its curator is Deborah Lewis. Photo courtesy of University Archives, ISU Library.

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